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Automotive Skills

Gain hands-on skills and learn how to maintain a vehicle in UCOL's free Automotive Skills course.

A lady changing a tyre in a workshop
Quick info

Locations: Palmerston North

Duration: 3 weeks, Mondays - Wednesdays, 9am - 3pm

Apply anytime. The course will run once there are enough people to fill the class.

Domestic Fees:*
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International Fees:*

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). Fees for multi-year programmes are for one year of study.

Set in a large, purpose-built automotive engineering workshop, you'll work on real cars to understand their inner workings and problem solve common mechanical issues. 

Career & Study Outcomes

To further build on the knowledge and skills gained in this course, you could undertake further study, including UCOL's Certificate in Automotive Engineering, and pursue a career as an automotive technician.

How to Enrol

To enrol in this course, download and fill out the following form:

Domestic Entry Requirements

Open entry.

International Entry Requirements


Course Information

  • Health and safety
  • Wheels and tyres
  • Braking systems
  • Fluids and filters
  • Cooling system
  • Lighting system
  • Drive belts and chains
  • Spark plugs